Fans ravenous for a bigger taste of Crimson Peak have been thrown a couple of succulent morsels in the form of two new trailers for the forthcoming haunted house period film.
A new U.S. trailer expands on story elements shown in the first teaser trailer released back in February. Viewers get a peek into the courtship of Edith (Mia Wasikowska) and Thomas (Tom Hiddleston), and of course more of the sinister secrets of Allerdale Hall.
The international trailer sees the world of Crimson Peak through Edith's eyes, revealing that the young woman is an aspiring writer of ghost stores with a lifelong link to the paranormal. The more Edith explores the home she now shares with newlywed husband Thomas and his sister Lucille (Jesssica Chastain), the more she realizes how deeply entrenched she's become in a frightening, threatening new world. Eagle-eyed Hiddlestoners will also no doubt enjoy a glimpse of the gorgeous actor's "ass-ets" in a brief sex scene.
In a new interview with Collider, Hiddleston also reveals more about his character's back story and his complicated relationship with his sister:
"He has a career. He is a brilliant, really deeply gifted craftsman and engineer. His great ambition, his brain child, is to revolutionize clay mining in the north of England in the last decade of the 19th century. He has this great dream of this machine [he's built.] Of course [his sister] is invested in that because it means that their whole life would change. They’re both orphans and have lived together. It’s the late 19th century, so it’s obviously a time when a woman’s power is expressed through the capacity of the men closest to her."
So it looks like viewers can expect a complex and intelligent film as well as a terrifying one. That should come as no surprise considering Crimson Peak was written and directed by the brilliant Guillermo Del Toro.
Crimson Peak will wrap its icy hands around you in theaters on Oct. 16 of this year.